In A Taste of Summer, New Yorker Gabby (Roselyn Sanchez) is losing her edge. In the aftermath of unexpectedly ending things with her boyfriend of two years, Gabby also quits her job as a chef working under her mentor. This inspires her to leave New York behind and visit her sister’s family.
Similarly, Caleb Delany (Eric Winter) needs to figure out what his dreams really are. Happy running his family’s small town diner, Caleb keeps busy raising his young daughter and coaching the softball team. What Caleb doesn’t know is that the arrival of Gabby is about to change everything.
A Taste of Summer (2019) Hallmark Review
The third of the 2019 Summer Nights romances, this story is driven by good food and friendly competition, all of which leads to the start of a sweet new romance. With a good script, this chick flick is one you can sit down and enjoy without reservations. There’s so many little things about it that makes it “different” than similar stories or its peers.
For example, one of the details in this film is that nearly all of the conversational or “reaction” scenes of people sitting around a table or involving food comes after the meal has been consumed. This eliminates those awkward full-plate-where-no-one-eats-a-morsel scenes, you know the ones. We’ve all experienced them in the movies. There’s also an adorable scene involving soufflés, too. Another of the good things about the script is the exclusion of an ex who complicates things. Of late, TV films seem to be keeping this out of the picture, and it’s certainly a good thing.
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Fun fact about A Taste of Summer, like Hallmark stars Alexa PenaVega and Carlos PenaVega, our leads here are also married in real life. Unlike the PenaVega’s, this is the first time the pair have worked together. Luckily for us, the viewer, their on-screen pairing is adorable, and makes you hope they someday appear again together. Although this isn’t a pro or con (some people will appreciate this, while others may wish it was a little more prevalent), there really isn’t much of a romantic relationship. Yes, there’s a fun sense of competitiveness, and of course, some wit, but the end leaves off, as it should, feeling more like a kind of beginning over an end.
To sum up all the feels about A Taste of Summer, make sure to clear some space for this one on the DVR. It’s sweet, yes, but also has a deliciously fun sense of banter between the leads – as well it should. If you like No Reservations or anything else from this network, this one is a must-see.‘A Taste of Summer’ – Good Food is the Start of New Romance. A #Hallmark review of the romance with Roselyn Sanchez and Eric Winter. Click To Tweet
Content: As can be said of any Hallmark romance, this one is clean.
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